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by George House
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early fittings on a late frame issues.
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: Early fittings on a late frame issues.

All the above advice is correct but more trouble than its worth. Why don’t you just get the correct frame with forged running board brackets from me next time you go to SA or the NB Swap Meet ?
by George House
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Besides your T, what other Ford would you wish to own?
Replies: 49
Views: 1270

Re: Besides your T, what other Ford would you wish to own?

My “year of birth” Ford. This ‘50 tudor. Bought it right here on the MTFCA Classifides
by George House
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Braunfels TX Swap Meet !!
Replies: 1
Views: 125

New Braunfels TX Swap Meet !!

...April 30 - May 2..This is their 29th year and they’ve sold over 1000 spaces. I been there a few times and bought some neat Model T stuff. I was on a tour 2 weekends ago and a few San Antonio boys said they’d have 7 spaces of T parts. And there’ll be others ! It’ll be on the Fairgrounds on Common ...
by George House
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Actual Board for Running Board End details?
Replies: 16
Views: 697

Re: Acutal Board for Running Board End details?

Ignacio, would you consider getting some running board brass trim from Restoration Supply in CA ? It’s provided exclusively for wood (timber) running boards and I think would nicely complement your present brass.
by George House
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A name is?
Replies: 32
Views: 1210

Re: A name is?

And while we’re at it; whatever happened to our geographical location by our name ? Mine was ‘Northern Caldwell County’.
by George House
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where did you discover your Model T?
Replies: 39
Views: 1647

Re: Where did you discover your Model T?

I was driving the backroads from San Marcos TX to New Braunfels TX when I saw 2 elderly ladies sitting outside a very dilapidated garage/machine shop with a large ‘For Sale’ sign. I stopped and entered the shop to see Round felloe wheels being used as pulleys for overhead line shafts. As my eyes bec...
by George House
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting Clutch fingers
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Adjusting Clutch fingers

There should be “no amount of play” with clutch engaged (emergency lever forward). Its very important that all 3 fingers be equally adjusted. And that’s done with the clutch disengaged. Yeah, give ‘em all another 1/2 turn...
by George House
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Roadster Trunk Lock
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: 1926 Roadster Trunk Lock

I’ve removed the trunk lock on my ‘26 roadster by removing the 4 little screws. Otherwise I’d have to use the key to pull the trunk lid open after I unlock it. Now I just open it with the tips of 8 fingers. Don’t keep any valuables in the trunk anyway.
by George House
Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Owner stays young at heart
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Owner stays young at heart

Same angle of photography, same driver but, judging by condition of speedster; looks like a before-and-after event.
by George House
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 27
Views: 2952

Re: A real barn find

Good for you, Art ! That restoration is gonna be really nice and attractive to that family for generations to come. You do good work and it appears you’ve contracted out specialty tasks to our “best and brightest”......Preservation ??.. nah...I think that would lead to an eventual loss of interest i...
by George House
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4152

Re: Chickasha Report

Does anyone know if that ‘11 Maxwell AB sold ? Thanks
by George House
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is a T Safer than a Modern Car?
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: Is a T Safer than a Modern Car?

...and when China visits an EMP on us, all cars built after 1973 are dead. Our Model T s will increase in value exponentially.
by George House
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha Report
Replies: 67
Views: 4152

Re: Chickasha Report

That’s a good price on that ‘11 AB. Especially with the correct Splitdorf Model H mag. Thanks especially for that pic. I’m hoping to install a top on my ‘10 AA. Whats your estimate of the % fill of the south building ?
by George House
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What's wrong in these photos?
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: What's wrong in these photos?

All y’all missed it. Erik said “glaringly wrong but easily corrected”. The left side Cowl lamp is ‘black and brass’.
by George House
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Didn't know I had 'em.
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: Didn't know I had 'em.

Basically its to preclude a broken crankshaft. Does so by ‘resist Bending’ of the block and tranny cover as Steve stated..
by George House
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Didn't know I had 'em.
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: Didn't know I had 'em.

I’ve used originals on my ‘14. Just had to abide by my restoration motto: Grind em to shape. File em to fit. And paint em to match...
by George House
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WTB 1924 Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: WTB 1924 Engine

Nope.... I looked.....One 1918 engine, two calendar year 19/model year 1920, a serial 3,933,901; a serial # 7,474,130 and a serial# 11,801,993...
by George House
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Picture party
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Picture party

Tom, Every time you make an era dump like this I lose an hour and run down my cell phone batteries. I particularly liked the ‘13 and ‘14 Ts in this thread . Many thanks !!
by George House
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad carb float again?
Replies: 30
Views: 1096

Re: Bad carb float again?

Our dearly departed friend Jack Daron told me how to test the functionality of an NH float :
Lay it down on a concrete floor and stomp on it. If liquid splattered out onto the floor, it wasn’t any good.
by George House
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?
Replies: 28
Views: 1762

Re: What to look for when buying a 1923 Touring?

Understand the difference between ‘Model year’ and ‘calendar year’. As Steve touched upon earlier; you might come across a T made in the Fall of 1922 and titled as a ‘22 but should have the ‘23 model year features (1 man top, low radiator and slanted to the rear windshield.) Similarly, someone might...
by George House
Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine stuck, old man steamed
Replies: 66
Views: 2943

Re: Engine stuck, old man steamed

I like the “loosen all the pan bolts and nuts” idea. When on the engine stand did you turn the flywheel a full 360* ? What clearance did you set the field coil to magnets?
by George House
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Brass
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Brass

Torpedo, isn’t it ? I’d say ‘12 judging by the firewall.
by George House
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha ride.
Replies: 10
Views: 766

Re: Chickasha ride.

How thoughtful Erik! You’ve really made this s ‘brotherhood’ Forum !
by George House
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spindle Reamer
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Spindle Reamer

William, do you need the bronze flange reamer or the kingpin reamer ? I have an original dealership tool of the former type I’d loan you.
by George House
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Model T valuation
Replies: 26
Views: 786

Re: 1919 Model T valuation

Well, ....what’re you gonna do when you have a flat tire? You asked about maintenance. You don’t have a spare tire carrier for a rim
/tire
by George House
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nice Brass Windshield
Replies: 13
Views: 817

Re: Nice Brass Windshield

Dimensions of both halves, please
by George House
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: spark plug whistle =KABOOOOOM !!!!????????

Notice everyone says the engine misses when the explosion whistle is activated. Now ask yourself If the T crankshaft is sturdy. The answer is easy - don’t do it ! Buy an Aermore instead, I’m quite sure an explosion whistle caused a broke crank on my ‘23 during the 1976 Glidden Tour
by George House
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Re: Have you ever damaged your hubcaps when loading or unloading your trailer?

Excellent idea John !! That’s the same problem I’ve had so I shall now adopt your solution. My enclosed trailer is only 7’ wide so, when loading a T, I place the LF fender about 2” from the sidewall. Then I can exit all my T s from the right side. But I have scraped both front fenders on the beavert...
by George House
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 2077

Re: Oil Dipstick?

...ya mean like this ?
by George House
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trucks an such.
Replies: 13
Views: 889

Re: Trucks an such.

Thanks, Tom, for sharing these fascinating pictures of aftermarket body and bed manufacturers. Most of them appear to be furniture quality. Yeah, that fellow with all those bushel baskets doesn’t seem to be too concerned about who would be passing him when he turns left.... side view mirrors ? I don...
by George House
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Very interesting ....thanks for all the responses. Now I’m somewhat confirmed by my above-described technique. Rivets and braze after 100 years coupled with metal fatigue incentivizes me to partially remove weight on the 2 crankcase ears with a belly strap. And I do believe the 1/4” hard rubber betw...
by George House
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Identify this belly band? Help
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: Identify this belly band? Help

Frank, I’m intrigued by your statement “don’t put it on too tight. It’s merely a backup device.” it has long been my intention to affix a belly band under all my Model Ts to primarily take stress off pan ears. As such; I bottle jack the engine at the oil drain plug a little less than 1” and install ...
by George House
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Babbit Thrust Washers
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: Babbit Thrust Washers

Yes, theywere installed in a T Ruckstell when new but should be replaced any time rear end is rebuilt. And they were used on both sides
by George House
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning
Replies: 17
Views: 1131

Re: A Transcendent Moment Followed by a Sharp Warning

Enjoyed your very descriptive story Paul. See to often U joint lubrication and enjoy your new environs in your T s
by George House
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loss of drive - exact cause
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: Loss of drive - exact cause

I was going to say the same thing happened to me until I reread that your coupe died. I sheared those 8 rivets but the engine kept running. Just pressing down on the clutch pedal had no effect...major surgery time and commo with Big Flats Rivets was in order. I just considered it a failure due to so...
by George House
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ruckstell adaptibility
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Ruckstell adaptibility

Yeah; that is Art Morra. He adapted a Ruckstell to his ‘10 or ‘11 Hupp. The Hupp originally had a 4:1 ring/pinion and he’s using a 3:1. Said it runs and climbs real well.
by George House
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Correct... the entire circular assembly - the mag field coil - is removed. The 16 wrapped coils stays with the circular iron unit.
by George House
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Gut morgen Patrick, the 16 coils stay with the circular bracket. Simply remove the 4 bolts holding this unit - called the mag field coil. Yes, the magnets and ‘thimbles’ should be removed if you’re using slingers.
by George House
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Jimmie,... I use unserviceable bendix springs as explained and you understood todrop the voltage to the starter motor to 7.5-8.3 volts. This saves the starter armature, ring gear and bendix drive from damage. But I also agree the 6 volt original design is excellent
by George House
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1926 Ford Model T modification
Replies: 23
Views: 1521

Re: 1926 Ford Model T modification

Some will say you need a starter motor wired for 12 volts. Others will say you can use your original starter. If using original starter motor, I’d caution you to use a bendix spring above the starter hooked to the cable and starter terminal. I do.
by George House
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance
Replies: 21
Views: 955

Re: Advice for towing '22 Center Door long distance

Close up all 6 side windows and remove flowers from the bud vases. Either remove the ignition key or turn it to MAG.
by George House
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where do these go?
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Where do these go?

Column clamp ?.. oval
by George House
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to get free goodies
Replies: 4
Views: 707

Re: How to get free goodies

Richard,... go to HCCA classifieds
by George House
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My cam gear status
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: My cam gear status

Yep..I concur..make it a bronze cam gear. BUT, while you have the engine out of the frame; go ahead and tear it down and install a rewound field coil and recharge the magnets. Your roadster will run better. After all, its winter now and you could have it ready by Spring touring 😁
by George House
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Happy New Year! What are you planning to do on your Ts this year?

Trailer my centerdoor to Rockport to tour environs with the San Antonio club in February. Then trailer my roadster to Lebanon MO for the ‘Show Me’ tour
by George House
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.
Replies: 14
Views: 1058

Re: Help needed: Replacing rear wood wheel hubs.

Good advice. Jack Daron’s techniques always the best. I would only advise that “blunt punch” be brass and not steel so as not to disfigure square carriage bolt holes.
by George House
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: "T" Parts Terminology

Front radius rod/Wishbone....Timer/Commutator (and more recently on this Forum: “Commuter”)
by George House
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1712

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

And I ,too, hope your birthday was great !!
by George House
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 25
Views: 2117

Re: An old member could use our prayers

Sand my prayers on this Sabbath go up to our God for Rich’s comfort, peace and healing..🙏
by George House
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old member could use our prayers
Replies: 25
Views: 2117

Re: An old member could use our prayers

and my prayers.go up to our God on this Sabbath for Rich’s comfort, peace and healing..🙏
by George House
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: How to Start a New MTFCA Chapter?

As I understand it, you’ll need at least 5 members willing to join the National ( MTFCA) then contact the business office and they’ll send you a charter...Go for it !!! Good job !
by George House
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?
Replies: 28
Views: 1176

Re: Bosch DU4 - Correct For A Model T?

They’re basically the same except the base is cast brass on early DU 4s and cast aluminum on later mags. I think both will fit.
by George House
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: RIP Jay Klehfoth
Replies: 27
Views: 2401

Re: RIP Jay Klehfoth

I am shocked and saddened to find out Jay has been taken - too soon - from us. I very much enjoyed the fellowship over lunch with Jay and Barbara when I visited the museum many years ago. They are both so dedicated to showcase our beloved Model T s and are just all around great folks. May God’s comf...
by George House
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Front view of original 24-27 Ford TT Truck needed

Keep in mind the “radiator shield” (sheet metal panel covering the bottom radiator tank and through which the crank handle enters) is wider for a TT of 24-27 than for a Model T.
by George House
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: roughest car you have ever restored?
Replies: 15
Views: 1417

Re: roughest car you have ever restored?

My most difficult restoration was a 1907 REO Model B. Sorry, no pics. It was for the New Braunfels Conservation Society and was about 35% complete. Vic Groah in CA made the 4 wooden fenders, Gary Hoonesbeen turned 30X3 clincher rims into 28 x 3s and Johnson’s of OK RESPOKED THEM. Took me 10 years...
by George House
Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 11
Views: 1651

Re: What do you think of this

No Reserve ??? Sold for 99 cents + $35.10 shipping ?? That’s terrible !! Should’ve gone for $750-$900...😞
by George House
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: headlight lense for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: headlight lense for sale

It might fit a Model T headlamp bucket but I wouldn’t pay a nickel over $765 for it 😜😜
by George House
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this hole?
Replies: 7
Views: 1064

Re: What is this hole?

And to you guys; Mark, Will and Dan, Jonah sends his heart felt thank you for your help...😁
by George House
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Front Spring Perch
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Front Spring Perch

I, ....er, ah,....don’t see a Front spring perch🤪
by George House
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission choices
Replies: 6
Views: 562

Re: transmission choices

I’d advise a rebuild of that worn out ‘24 transmission. I have over a dozen of those round cast iron components that attaches to the tranny shaft with a set screw and that encompasses the clutch pack. I’d send you one just for the mailing cost. All the other parts are available through our suppliers...
by George House
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How do I use this?
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: How do I use this?

Very difficult to use on a 26-27. You’d have to remove the gas tank. And that’s the hard part. If you’re not going to have it Stynoskie judged, use pop rivets. I do
by George House
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing a Broken Warford Case
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Repairing a Broken Warford Case

Master craftsman Hank ! Used TIG ? Now speedshift it into OD going about 50. Good job !!
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1343

Re: Can’t stop now!

Horace and John’s boys ? ...it does have ‘DC’ in a corner... Dodge Cousins ?
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T
Replies: 14
Views: 1927

Re: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T

My “rider”, “cranking supervisor” generally reflects the degree of interest her momma (my wife) has for Model Ts..😞
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1343

Re: Can’t stop now!

Heck no they’re not Model A keys. If you think they are and that I would represent A keys on a T keyboard, then you should have your gall trimmed. I would think they’re aftermarket just due to the shape and absence of Ford script. I removed them and polished so the numbers may be seen...Wasn’t A key...
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can’t stop now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1343

Re: Can’t stop now!

Howdy fellow Army musician Bradley,
I’d consider selling this keyboard with at least 1 key per number...$750
by George House
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Coils
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: Coils

I’ve gone to the grocery store and bought a 79 cent candle and rubbed it over the 4 wooden sides being careful not to cover the 2 contact points. Works for me ...
by George House
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Survey on Hassler shocks
Replies: 35
Views: 1672

Re: Survey on Hassler shocks

I don’t think it was coincidence that Ford used a sedan in his ad. I think they help topheavy body styles in cornering. Tourings and roadsters not so much.
by George House
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block
Replies: 9
Views: 705

Re: throttle linkage mod on 27 engine block

Do you still have the correct solid valve cover panel ? If so you’ll want to deface a hole in the middle of it too. ... #vaporizers
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spark plug reach
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Spark plug reach

some people are known to carefully wrap aluminum foil around the plug threads a few times. I haven’t.
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Howdy Mr. Parker, Sir !! The KW Auto Lock seems to be a 3rd option on this thread. But I still think I’ll stay put with the 4 Brent Mize excellent brass top coils. Besides, I’d hate to cannabalize my KW MV just for the switch. Then I’d have an extra ‘14 Ford switch and a KW MV box w/o a switch. 😁 Go...
by George House
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Very good ! Great information all ! I never considered covering up the data plate Ed. Is it difficult to access the switch that close to the top of the steering column ? And both styles were offered at the same time according to Todd. This might be the earliest version of a unique key for a Ford ins...
by George House
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Looks like a KW Master Vibrator to me John. May be an earlier version of yours. Les, none of the 4 brass brackets can find a place to mount wood screws to the left of the steering column 😞
by George House
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Mounting a KW Master Vibrator on a 1914

Merry Christmas friends.. I recent acquired this early KW Master Vibrator and wanted to use it in my ‘14 runabout. I really don’t need it because the 4 Brent Mize coils are excellent but just desired the ‘bling’ factor. And I understand it’s purpose and how it’s wired but don’t seem to have any room...
by George House
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: John Tannehill ???

Spoke to him today. Hes good. Still jovial. Yeah; a great guy, has helped me too. 2020 has been tough on most of us - some more than others.
by George House
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: John Tannehill ???
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: John Tannehill ???

Good question. I’ll call him...
by George House
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 162
Views: 16087

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

I’ve won more than a few beers from Texas license plate “experts” who said the state didn’t place the date on 1923 plates. Well, the state didn’t - except for Dealer plates. Hence the ‘D’ on the set..... And the first state issued plate in Texas was 1917. Prior to that date towns issued license plat...
by George House
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Engine color
Replies: 15
Views: 886

Re: 1924 Engine color

FWIW, I’ve learned the worst way to paint cast iron is spray painting. Whether a rattle can or spray gun. And whether you want satin, glossy or flat. Brushing on your desired paint fills the cast iron grain and remains beautiful for ever.
by George House
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Loose coil box key
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: Loose coil box key

Nice looking cut off touring. Do I understand you to say the key falls out when running on magneto AND battery ?
by George House
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lifting Flywheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Lifting Flywheel

I easily made a flywheel lifting device like Steve posted. It’s really important to have 3 ‘legs’ of chain and hooks rather than 2. More stable.u
by George House
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Turn signals
Replies: 19
Views: 1129

Re: Turn signals

I might have to break down and install front and rear turn signals. Last Saturday I was coming home on a rural sparsely traveled gravel road in the centerdoor and signaled a left turn with my left arm straight out. Well, the idiot behind me thought I motioned him to pass me. So we nearly swapped pai...
by George House
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS Early 1912? Windshield Frame Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 624

Re: FS Early 1912? Windshield Frame Assembly

Hank,... why do I think 1912 windshield assemblies were brass ? Are the legs of the hinges of equal length or is the bottom leg longer ? Windshield frames sheet metal or brass ?.. thank you
by George House
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director
Replies: 16
Views: 1186

Re: WELCOME! New MTFCA Executive Director

Well, good for us. Welcome Rachel..And thank you Susan for your past leadership..
by George House
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 1005

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

That’ll easily be descending Pikes Peak in the 1976 VMCCA Glidden Tour. I was in the 1923 Ford touring that I kept from 1966 ( first T) until 2016. Had a Ruckstell and was very concerned about it coming out of low because I only had lined internal emergency brake shoes. The 17 miles downhill with re...
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Distributer gear WTB
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Distributer gear WTB

You mean like this ? I can’t use it. I’m Presbyterian...george
(512)37six-4one80
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 1248

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

What oldav8tor said on 15 Nov. that hunk of brass + cut down later under axle wishbone is the BEST
by George House
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Model T drive featured on Miss Etv last night

Loved the Model T portion of the video ! Many thanks for posting it. I was reminded of the time that Kirk and Randy drove the latter’s 1913 touring in a NY City to left coast tour. They were flying the MS flag ( partially Stars and Bars ) And became lost in NYC and ended up driving thru Harlem. 😂😂.....
by George House
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 2110

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph (Progress made!) and (just added) Mag test result

A quick and dirty diagnosis is to remove the mag terminal on top of the tranny cover to see if there’s lint or junk (wire ?) on its spring. This will limit mag output. While that mag terminal is out, replace it with a front main accy Oiler mag terminal - if grandpa hadn’t already....If you enjoy Mod...
by George House
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Warford Transmissions

And when you cut the torque tube to allow for the length of whatever Warford you buy, be very precise in lining up the 4 T tranny holes with the 6 TT differential halves bolt holes before welding....
by George House
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Prices going down ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2082

Re: Prices going down ?

Very nice looking young couple Stan. I applaud the military and work ethic you portray in them. Now show us a picture of a couple of
Restored U & Js...😜🇱🇷
by George House
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 2336

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

When you have to go to low gear pulling a hill; make sure you lock that low Band hard on the low drum with your left foot. If it slips it’ll really heat up the drum and could cause it to crack.
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Center Door owners
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Question for Center Door owners

Here’s the other side. All wood is original. I’m the second owner
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Question for Center Door owners
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Question for Center Door owners

Mine is a ‘19 centerdoor so I might have wood where you’d have metal. The panels aren’t nailed or tacked but, rather glued to the A pillar, vertical wood to the rear of firewall and compound curve wood following the contour of the Cowl.
by George House
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics
Replies: 10
Views: 681

Re: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics

Oh yeah,... I always liked to haul hay in a Model T touring car too - until I bought a F 250 and a 24’ gooseneck trailer 🤪 Thanks for the cool pictures !
by George House
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: FS: 23”TT Rear Rim

Sold ! Thanks MTFCA and Greg
by George House
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60 year collection image's
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: 60 year collection image's

Wonder who will be the “lucky heir” to receive 8-9 cents on the $ when the collector attains room temp ??
by George House
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Halloween Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Halloween Fun

Love 💕 the omnibus Terry. First time I’ve seen it’s pics. Original radiator too ! How far does that take you before getting hot ? Back in the 50s when I was very young, our church also had Halloween parties. Now our church produces a Reformation Festival on 31 Oct..